Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (+7.5)
The Miami Hurricanes (2-3) are hitting the road to Lane Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-4). Virginia Tech opens as 7.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 48.
The Miami Hurricanes come into this game with a record of 2-3 this season. In their last contest, the Hurricanes faced the North Carolina Tar Heels and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 27-24. Tyler Van Dyke finished 42/57 with 496 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 160.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. Henry Parrish Jr. was the rushing leader for the Hurricanes with 11 carries for 19 yards (1.7 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 81 plays for 538 yards. The Miami Hurricanes ran the football 24 different times and had 42 yards, which is an average of 1.8 yds per carry. In the running game, the Hurricanes gave up 161 yards on 43 tries, which averages out to 3.7 yards per run allowed. Miami conceded 19 pass completions on 28 attempts for 309 yards, and a completion rate of 67.9%.
The Hurricanes have attained 2,333 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Miami has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 9 different times. Miami has tallied 137 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 28 infractions for 220 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 151.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 69th in D-1. When it comes to scoring points, the Miami Hurricanes are averaging 32.8 points per outing.
The Hurricanes rank 43rd in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 21.8 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.1 yards per running attempt and 102.2 yards on the ground per contest this season. For the season, they have allowed 511 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Hurricanes are allowing 1,313 yards which has them sitting in 67th in D-1. They are conceding 262.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the season, they have yielded 364.8 yards per game putting them at 59th in college football. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hokies head into this game 2-4 for this season. In their last game, the Hokies went home defeated by a final of 45-29 when they faced the Pittsburgh Panthers. Grant Wells (1 touchdown) finished the game with 277 yards on 25/47 passing while his quarterback rate was 105.5. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.9. Malachi Thomas ran the football 15 times for 84 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yds per carry for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech ran the ball for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing the game with 126 yds on 30 carries. The Hokies finished the contest with a total of 403 yds on 77 plays (5.2 yds per play). The Hokies secondary gave up a completion percentage of 53.6%, surrendering 170 yds on 15 for 28 passing. Virginia Tech gave up 43 rushing attempts for 326 yds (7.6 yards per rush).
Concerning putting points on the board, the Hokies currently sit 116th in Division 1 holding an average of 20.0 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Hokies have compiled 1,323 yards through the air in addition to an average of 220.5 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 94th in Division 1. The Virginia Tech Hokies hold an average of 332.7 yards per game, which has them sitting 111th in D-1. The Virginia Tech offense has accrued 419 yds of penalties on 51 violations, which is 6th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Hokies are giving up 26.0 points per game, which has them ranked 69th in D-1. Virginia Tech has conceded a total of 830 yards rushing (138.3 yards per contest) as well as 11 touchdowns via the rush this season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 156 points. They have allowed 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 202.8 yards per outing, ranking them 40th in D-1. The Hokies defense has taken the field for 392 plays, which is good for 58th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies +7.5
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